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#1 Peter Mozingo

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:40 PM

I recently returned from a shoot in Pittsburgh and used my Steadicam Flyer24 LE extensively. The shoot went great, but unfortunately, my 1st AC lost the screw that holds the camera onto the base plate (cheese plate). I've been searching forums and even emailed Peter Abraham for thoughts or ideas on what might be able to replace it. Ideally, I'd like to purchase a few more original screws so this doesn't happen again, but does anyone know of an alternative screw that works best? I can't match the original, so possibly a picture of it and a thread size would be very helpful to take to the hardware store.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :-)

Edited by Peter Mozingo, 14 August 2010 - 03:41 PM.

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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

Peter, Peter, Peter;

You need a 1/4-20 screw. Common as water.

Hardware stores or McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com

Button cap screws work on my Pilot as replacements. I think the Flyer is similar.

Buy a box and you're set for life.

Figure out how long a screw you need by going to the hardware store and buying a selection of lengths and testing them.

Good luck.

(Don't they teach this stuff in school anymore?)LOL

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#3 Peter Mozingo

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the info Janice. I know I could have tried several screws at the hardware store, but thought I could save 2 hours of my life and ask, LOL.

Thanks again :-)

Peter, Peter, Peter;

You need a 1/4-20 screw. Common as water.

Hardware stores or McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com

Button cap screws work on my Pilot as replacements. I think the Flyer is similar.

Buy a box and you're set for life.

Figure out how long a screw you need by going to the hardware store and buying a selection of lengths and testing them.

Good luck.

(Don't they teach this stuff in school anymore?)LOL

JA


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